Re: How did you get your start in sailing?
Never even got in a sailboat until last year at the young age of 45. A friend at work took me out on his Pearson 30 and I was hooked.
Shortly thereafter I found an Albacore on Craigslist and picked it up cheap. Fixed her up and sailed on Lake Huron. Things happen fast on the Albacore, so I learned quickly. After slamming sideways into the breakwall a couple times, and mistakingly going out in 30+ knot winds, I've come a long way.
I acquired a Cal 21 a couple months ago. I've been refurbishing her in hopes of getting her out soon. Can't wait.